William Smith, Director of Planning & Community Development
Town of Evans Planning Department
The role of planning in the Town of Evans has diversified to include issues related to long-term Comprehensive planning and zoning, as well as the day-to-day issues associated with growth and development. The Town has adopted a Comprehensive Plan, a Local Waterfront Revitalization Program and an Agricultural Protection Plan, and we are working toward the implementation of the recommendations contained in these documents.
With the support and leadership of Town administrators, we are continuously improving our ability to provide effective planning services to the Town's business community and its residents. The Planning Division is committed to assisting applicants through the development review process. Anyone wishing to submit an application is encouraged to contact the Planning Division to set-up a pre-application meeting. This meeting will help you identify what forms and other information is needed to complete an application. This will help you avoid providing unnecessary or incorrect information that could prolong the review process. We look forward to assisting you to facilitate and expedite the process.
The Planning Division Provides:
Application assistance for:
Site Plan Review
Major and Minor Subdivisions
Special Use Permits
Local Waterfront Revitalization Program (LWRP) Consistency Review
Commercial, Agricultural and Residential Windmills
General Assistance with:
Zoning and Development issues
The New York State Environmental Quality Review (SEQR) Process
The Town of Evans Comprehensive Plan
Development in the Local Waterfront Revitalization Area
New Stormwater Regulations
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) has new regulations to prevent contamination of stormwater which apply to the Town of Evans. The regulations apply to specific areas of the municipal separate storm sewer system (MS4). This page includes a description of new laws the Town has enacted; links to the laws, the map of the regulated area, and other stormwater related documents and websites; a description of current permitted construction projects; and a form for comments or complaints on stormwater related items.
To comply with new regulations to prevent contamination of stormwater, the Town has adopted two new laws:
Local Law #6 of 2007- Erosion and Sediment Control (E&SC)
Local Law #7 of 2007- Illicit Discharge Detection and Elimination (IDDE):
This law prevents contamination of stormwater by preventing illicit discharges which are contaminants to the storm sewer system. Contaminants include sediment, chemicals or sanitary waste. The law provides for enforcement to track down and eliminate these discharges. Local Law #7 to Prohibit Illicit Discharges